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NATS records increase in UK air space activity

NATS records increase in UK air space activity

January saw 181,362 flights fly through UK airspace according to NATS, an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to January 2018. This accounted for 23.7 per cent of all European traffic and demonstrates the continuously increasing global demand for air travel.

Airbus to cease production of A380 in 2021

Airbus to cease production of A380 in 2021

European plane manufacturer Airbus has taken the “painful” decision to cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021. The aircraft has struggled to compete with more efficient, smaller models in recent years.

Delta Air Lines and easyJet mull Alitalia deal

Delta Air Lines and easyJet mull Alitalia deal

Delta Air Lines and easyJet have confirmed they are in talks over the future of Alitalia. The American carrier and UK-based low-cost airline confirmed they have linked with Italy’s state-backed railway company Ferrovie dello Stato to examine a bid for the flag-carrier.